Created by Pokejedservo on Mar 30 2011
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday on the Lilo & Stitch VC section we have the one-eyed creature who ended up being Jumba's companion on Earth the rather camp alien who is also a bit of a cross-dresser... PLEAKLEY! We shall start this off with the original Lilo & Stitch movie in which he was voiced by Kids in the Hall Alumni Kevin McDonald. Kevin's voice for the role had a rather high and goofy, whiny tone to it which certainly fits quite well for Pleakley here as Kevin's performance is also just fine as Kevin does get to gleefully ham it up for this role. While I do think that Pleakley had a bit more of a chance to shine in the TV series I always did like Kevin McDonald's performance for Pleakley in general and is another fine example of the voice work in the Lilo & Stitch franchise.
While Kevin McDonald did reprise the role of Pleakley for the majority of his appearances after the 1st movie the sole exception was in the made in the US (but now shown in the US) English dub of the Stitch anime series in which Ted Biaselli takes over the role here. The English dub of the Stitch anime may be one of those "Lets replace all the cast members with sound-a-likes" productions but Ted's work as Pleakley is one of the best examples of why the Stitch dub can be very good when it comes to sound-a-likes. Seriously, there really isn't much of ANY difference between Ted's Pleakley voice compared to Kevin's. Oh yes and Ted also does a suitably silly and camp performance that suited Pleakley just fine and is one of the better performances in that dub. Overall I am not certain who to go with here as Kevin's work is pretty classic but Ted's work as Pleakley is a exceptional example of a "Sound-a-like" performance.